Oklahoma grand jury indicts Wagoner County sheriff, deputy

Sheriff Robert Steven Colbert

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WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. – Oklahoma’s multicounty grand jury has indicted Wagoner County’s sheriff and a deputy for allegedly taking a bribe to not pursue a drug charge.

The grand jury handed up the indictments Thursday against Sheriff Robert Steven Colbert and Deputy Jeffrey Gragg. They’re accused of extortion, willful neglect of duty, and failure to produce and account for public funds.

The grand jury also recommended that Colbert be removed from office.

The grand jury alleges that Colbert and Gragg conspired to take a $10,000 bribe to not pursue drug charges against two people. If convicted, each could face up to 25 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Neither Colbert nor Gragg were at the sheriff’s office Thursday and they did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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